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Holy Ground Tops Second Session

Published: October 3, 2013 1:02 am ET

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The 2013 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale continued on Wednesday night at the Fasig-Tipton Sale Pavilion in Lexington, Kentucky with Holy Ground topping the second session, selling at a price of $175,000.

Holy Ground, selling as Hip 240, was purchased by Bjorn Noren, agent for Courant Ab and Knutsson Trotting. From the Kentuckiana Farms consignment, the son of Cantab Hall is out of millionairess Maven's half-sister, Domestic Diva. Holy Ground is a full brother to Modern Family (1:51 - $266,299).

Gifted Way, Hip 191, had the second highest purchase price of the day with a bid of $170,000. Tony Alagna of Steger, Illinois acquired the colt from the Brittany Farms consignment. Another son of Cantab Hall, Gifted Way is out of Rare Gift, a half-sister to 1996 Hambletonian champion mare Continentalvictory.

Flyangelfly De Vie, selling as Hip 140, was purchased for $160,000 by agent Jimmy Takter of East Windsor, New Jersey. Consigned by agent Preferred Equine Inc., the Cantab Hall-Dream Angel filly is a full sister to 2012 Kentucky Filly Futurity heat winner Oasis Dream (1:53.4 - $221,961). Flyangelfly De Vie's dam is a half-sibling to Dream Vacation (1:52 - $616,257).

Kisses From Heaven was purchased for $150,000 by Alan Katz of New York City, New York from agent Preferred Equine. Selling as Hip 172, the filly is from the first crop of Rock N Roll Heaven and is out of millionaire Pacific Fella's half-sister, Kissing Bandit.

Billy Flynn, Hip 112, garnered a bid of $120,000 from Staffan Lind of Vero Beach, Florida. Consigned by the Hunterton Sales Agency, the colt is a son of Cantab Hall out Zeta Jones, a full sister to Enny Youngman (1:53.4 - $423,300). Billy Flynn is a full brother to Mr Chicago (1:53.3 - $80,571).

Jake Blue Chip, Hip 178, was also purchased for $120,000 by Dan Smith of London, Ont. from agent Blue Chip Farms. The Art Major colt is out of 2008 Northlands Filly Pace champion Sprig Hanover, who is a half-sister to sub-1:50 winner Steelhead Hanover (1:49.1 - $431,408).

Give Me The Credit, Hip 192, also brought a bid of $120,000 by Lars Palm, agent for Sweden's Brixton Medical Ab. From the Cameo Hills Farm consignment, the filly is a daughter of Credit Winner out of Vivica Hall. She is a full-sister to Shaq Is Back (1:55.3 - $442,225).

A total of 158 yearlings were sold during the second session for over $8.3 million, resulting in an average price of $52,734. Last year's second session in Lexington saw 154 yearlings go through the sales ring for more than $7.5 million to produce an average price of $48,993.

The sale continues on Thursday night at 7 p.m. featuring Hips 273 - 434.

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